You learn something every day (that’s the whole point of CC, of course). At the 1960 Rambler post the other day, Stumack left a comment with a picture of Chevrolet’s fleet option, which deleted the standard grille for…a cheap piece of expanded steel, as can be seen on this ’57 LCF.
Here’s the picture he left, which for 1958-1959 also deleted the quad headlights for singles on each side.
Well, I suppose it’s really not that much different than the grille on the basic Chevy pickup. Actually, it’s remarkably similar, in texture: that expanded steel look; it’s a classic!